Monday, July 12, 2010
After an incredibly active weekend with 10 hours of Anusara yoga (very physical, taxing on body and brain as you work to inward spiral and pull back your thighs while outward spiraling and pulling your shins together while rooting down from your waist, lengthening your side body while putting your shoulder blades on your back to puff up your heart... all this before you even begin a pose), teaching yin yoga this morning was a blessing to me and my back. In yin all the poses are seated or supine and meant to stretch the connective tissue not the muscles. The poses are held for three to five minutes. Even so i did find myself adding some strategies from the weekend to the descriptions of the poses. I love teaching yin because everyone feels challenged and yet completely serene at the end. Try it sometime.